Yeohlee: Material Architecture

Yeohlee: Material Architecture

by Yeohlee Teng
     
 

Since establishing her own fashion house in 1981, Yeohlee's strong and consistent approach to clothing design has made her name synonymous with 'intimate architecture', seasonless efficiency, striking geometrical designs and concise functionalism. She designs for the 'urban nomad', a postmodern consumer who demands adaptable, functional, low-maintenance clothing

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Since establishing her own fashion house in 1981, Yeohlee's strong and consistent approach to clothing design has made her name synonymous with 'intimate architecture', seasonless efficiency, striking geometrical designs and concise functionalism. She designs for the 'urban nomad', a postmodern consumer who demands adaptable, functional, low-maintenance clothing that looks deceptively simple but makes a powerful impression in changing environments of time, place and circumstance. This book features insightful essays from a number of prominent fashion critics and curators, as well as beautiful colour photographs, and patterns for some of her most iconic designs. Yeohlee Teng was the recipient of the prestigious 2004 Fashion Design Award. This award is given to an individual or firm for outstanding achievement in clothing, accessory or footwear design, and is part of the National Design Awards, presented by the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to honour Americsn creator

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
"Clothes have magic. Their geometry forms shapes that can lend a wearer power," says Teng, succinctly describing her design aesthetics and objectives. This Malaysian-born, New York-based fashion designer's works have been synonymous with "intimate architecture" since 1981, and her stunning book effectively reflects her philosophy and serves as an open dialog with the reader. The ten brief essays are interspersed with photographs and interviews with the designer and critics in the art, design, and fashion worlds (e.g., Paola Antonelli, Richard Flood, Valerie Steele, and Harold Koda), resulting in a visual tour of Teng's oeuvre. The simplicity of the photos highlights her designs as they display a dazzling array of materials and textures, ranging from silk, flannel, and cashmere to rubber, Mongolian lamb, and DuPont Teflon. Also included are sketches, patterns, elevations, and exhibition layout and plans. Coedited by former East Asian history professor and independent scholar Major (Heaven and Earth in Early Han Thought), this work is essential for libraries focusing on the applied arts and design and will serve as a guide and inspiration to aspiring fashion designers. Enthusiastically recommended.-Stephen Allan Patrick, East Tennessee State Univ. Libs., Johnson City Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781864700039
Publisher:
Antique Collector's Club
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.16(w) x 12.24(h) x 0.88(d)

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